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Regional Energy Outlook EUROPE Cosima Strasser, International Relations Free University, Berlin Hesam Ostad, Mechanical Engineering/ Eco Design Technical.

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1 Regional Energy Outlook EUROPE Cosima Strasser, International Relations Free University, Berlin Hesam Ostad, Mechanical Engineering/ Eco Design Technical University Vienna

2 Overview Energy development in Europe The need of sustainable energy development Importance of sustainable (energy) consumption

3 Current Situation [International Energy Agency (IEA), 2004 as cited in EarthTrends ]

4 Current Situation [International Energy Agency (IEA), 2004 as cited in EarthTrends ]

5 Current Development Situation [International Energy Agency (IEA), 2004 as cited in EarthTrends ]

6 Current Development Situation Scenario 2030: In a volatile market environment, Europe will rely more on fossil fuels imports than ever CO2 emissions will go on growing EU has to rethink its approach to energy production and consumption [Reference Scenario, IEA, World Energy Outlook, 2004]

7 Current Situation Energy consumption by sectors: Within the EU: 1.Private household and services sector 2.Transportation 3.Industry According to data from [Eurostat]

8 Responsibilities of households [Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie – July 2006]

9 Political Challenges and Opportunities Initiatives in favour of energy efficiency on EU and national levels Controversies over national energy independence ->Consumption issues can be tackled particularly well on local and small-scale levels

10 Economic Challenges and Opportunities Importance of low energy prices for European competitiveness Growth and employment concerns Generation of new jobs by decentralisation of both energy and product supply

11 Social Challenges and Opportunities Real responsibilities of consumers - change at individual, local, regional level Reduced (energy) consumption should not offset growth of wealth Side effects of neighbourhood initiatives

12 Sustainable Development Energy consumption is directly and indirectly linked to ALL consumption decisions Technology plays an important role - both driver and result of socio- economic change

13 Sustainable Development BUT better energy efficiency in production and consumption means costly investments for both producers and consumers NEED OF change of desires and lifestyles for European consumers HOW can this change be brought about?

14 Thank you for your attention!

15 References EarthTrends: Website of Eurostat Spreng,D., Semdani, M., Energie, Umwelt und die 2000Watt Gesellschaft, CEPE, ETH Zentrum WEC, 2001 Birol, F., World Energy Prospects and Challenges, Australien Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, 2006 IEA, Key World Energy Statistics, 2006 IEA, World Energy Outlook, 2004 Documents of UNEP Production and Consumption Branch, Steger et al., Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Innovation im Energiebereich, Springer, 2002


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